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This week: Pro MacBook Pro Vs. the Intel MacBook Pro—battle of the benchmarks! And the performance differences are absolutely INSANE.

Plus: our hands-on review of AirPods 3, and Apple is perfectly poised to release and actual Apple Television.

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2021 MacBook Pro review roundup: Just what we hoped for

  • The first reviews of the 2021 MacBook Pro just dropped, and they’re generally quite positive. There’s praise for the mini-LED display, the return of useful ports, and the sheer power of Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.

New MacBook Pros prove surprisingly good at gaming

  • Apple’s M1 Pro and M1 Max processors in the new MacBook Pro offer powerful graphic performance. That’s intended for artists rendering video and other professional tasks, but tests show that it translates to excellent gaming performance.

Intel CEO: My job is to win Apple back Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says the ball is in the chip giant's court to win back lost business from the Mac making Apple.

Win a sleek Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad [Cult of Mac giveaway]

Hands-on: AirPods 3 sound great thanks to lots of trickle-down tech [Review]

  • The new AirPods 3 are marvelous little earbuds. They sound fantastic, are dead easy to set up and use, and the wireless charging case is a godsend.

Amazon TVs to Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

  • Amazon's Omni and 4-Series Omni TVs launch today, featuring 4K HDR, voice controls with Amazon Alexa, and close integration with the Fire TV user experience. Upon the launch of the new TVs, Amazon today announced that it plans to add support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit "soon."

The Iconic Pillow Collection 2 by Throwboy


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